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Stabbed in the Neck for Welcoming Refugees

Tanzim Taqrim

A mayor was stabbed in the neck for being pro-refugee. The town of Altena in Germany has taken more refugees than it’s legally required to. Andreas Hollstein was at a local kebab shop when a man went up to him and asked if he was the mayor. The kebab shop owner and his son saved the mayor. Police arrested the attacker and prosecutors are investigating him for attempted murder. The mayor said “If it wasn’t for the father and the son and the mother who rang the police, I’m not sure if I would be alive today. So I thank these citizens of Athena who also have an immigrant background, though I think that is of no great importance.”
Germany took in over 1 million asylum seekers between 2015 and 2016. While many Germans have supported this policy but there’s also been a rise in attacks against migrants and their supporters. In 2015, the candidate for mayor of Cologne, Herriette Reker also survived an anti-refugee attack. Hollstein says the attack won’t discourage him.

Source: AJ+ 

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